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Bryan Michael Sims replied to Kathleen Maas Weigert's discussion Research Assistance, Seeking Resources/Literature on Structural Violence Against Women
"Hi Kathleen, This report has some example of structural barriers women face in Liberia: http://www.academia.edu/1859056/Women_in_Transition_A_Critical_Analysis_of_Womens_Civic_and_Political_Participation_in_Liberia "
Aug 8, 2013
Bryan Michael Sims updated their profile
Nov 10, 2012
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Zimbabwe Constitutional Guidelines

Democratic transitions involve a raft of reforms that, of necessity and in the short term, privilege the establishment of constitutional principles and guidelines for the holding of free and fair elections. Where there is scope for a longer term agenda, a focus on broad restoration of national institutions allows a nation to re-vision itself both as a state and from the perspective of a set of constitutionally enshrined principles upon which to build a more inclusive society. Idasa, with our…See More
Nov 10, 2012
Bryan Michael Sims and Sarah Ancas are now friends
Sep 5, 2011
Bryan Michael Sims and William Stephen Parker are now friends
Aug 30, 2011
Bryan Michael Sims posted a discussion

The Politics of Land in Zimbabwe

This paper will focus on the politics of land in Zimbabwe, rather than on land in Zimbabwe. It will very briefly explain the historical role of land since independence by denoting certain major events that demonstrate the politicisation of land. Finally, ananalysis of the current political situation in Zimbabwe is shared.See More
Aug 30, 2011
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Jul 28, 2011
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May 27, 2009

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Bryan M. Sims is a analyst with the States in Transition Observatory unit with Idasa, an African democracy institute, in Pretoria, South Africa. He previously worked for the National Endowment for Democracy, a private non-governmental organization dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world in Washington, DC.

Bryan holds an MA, with honours, in International Conflict Analysis with a focus on east and southern Africa, from the University of Kent in the United Kingdom. He also holds a BA in International Relations and a BA in Political Science from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.

Currently, Bryan is pursuing his PhD at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. The intent of his research seeks to examine how civil society and political leadership within South Africa and Zimbabwe impact land policy as well as land policy’s impact on stability within each.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (student)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Liberia
Namibia
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
South Africa
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
I currently work for Idasa
How many years professional experience do you have ?
6-10
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.idasa.org
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Dialogue, Land Issues, Organizational Development
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Fundraising, Monitoring, Research, Qualitative Skills
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
AUSAID
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
PhD candidiate at the Universiteit Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch, South Africa, estimated 2013: the intent of my research seeks to examine how civil society and political leadership within South Africa and Zimbabwe impact land policy as well as land policy’s impact on stability within each.
If appropriate feel free to list several of your (or your organization's) publications
Restrictive Measures and Zimbabwe: Political Implications, Economic Impact and a Way Forward (September 2010)

The State of Democracy in Namibia (est. January 2012)

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